Honda has announced that the 2020 Honda Ridgeline will land at dealerships starting on December 16. There are a couple of significant changes for the 2020 year model Ridgeline. One of the significant changes is the standard 9-speed automatic transmission on all trims. The other big addition is standard Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistive technology.
Honda has also streamlined the trims for the 2020 model year with four Ridgeline trims offered. The trims include the Sport, RTL, RTL-E, and Black Edition. The Sport and RTL are offered in 2WD versions with the other versions all in AWD.
Ridgeline offers exclusive features like a Dual Action Tailgate for easy access to the lockable and weather-sealed In-Bed Trunk. Honda offers an in-bed 115V AC power outlet and a world-first Truck Bed Audio System. For 2020 the tailgate now has remote locking, and the rear doors open wider.
All 2020 Ridgeline models include the Honda Display Audio system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Integration with the 8-inch touchscreen. The truck can be optioned with LED headlights for low beam, 8-way power driver seat, and ambient interior lighting. All 2020 Ridgeline models have the same 280 horsepower, 262 lb-ft of torque V6 engine.
The cheapest of Ridgeline models is the Sport 2WD at $34,995 with the AWD version at $37,235. RTL 2WD is $37,756 with the AWD version at $39,915, RTL-E is $43,115, and Black Edition is $44,615. The latter two are offered in AWD only. All versions can tow 5,000 pounds and have 1,548-pound max payload capacity. Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive features includes Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW), and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).